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For many years, Worldwide Books has been proud to sponsor two annual research awards for the ARLIS/NA membership. This year's winners were announced last month at the ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena.


There were two winning submissions for the Worldwide Books Award for Publications. Suzanna Simor received $500 for her essay titled "The Credo in Siena: Art, Civic Religion and Politics in Sienese Images of the Christian Creeds," which appeared in New Studies on Old Masters: Essays in Renaissance Art in Honor of Colin Eisler (Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto, 2011). The other half of the award was split between Lindsay M. King and Russell T. Clement, the two authors of an article titled "Style and Substance: Fashion in Twenty-first Century Research Libraries," which addresses the identification and selection of materials in the area of fashion and appeared in Art Documentation 31, n. 1 (Spring 2012):93-107

The Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources went Jennifer Parker for the Seaside Research Portal. Jennifer received $1000 for her project,
which provides an invaluable resource for the study of the pioneering master-planned community of Seaside, Florida.


Congratulations to all four winners! 





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Recent Exhibitions    
Should you find yourself in Switzerland within the next few months, you might want to catch the Max Ernst retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel (see Worldwide 35202). After opening at the Albertina in Vienna earlier this year, a selection of paintings, collages, sculptures and illustrated books by the German artist (1891-1976) will be on display there from May 26 until September 8, documenting every phase of his career.
Currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a retrospective of German artist, filmmaker and writer Hans Richter (see Worldwide 35206), a show that presents 175 works by the artist (1888-1976) along with some 60 works by his contemporaries.


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be the first venue of an internationally touring exhibition devoted to renowned American light-and-space artist James Turrell (b. 1943), a show that opens on May 26. Two concurrent exhibitions exploring different aspects of Turrell's career are also planned at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which will feature several of the artist's installations and works on paper, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, which will present a new site-specific installation. The Houston show is also documented in LACMA's comprehensive catalogue (Worldwide 35195), but a separate catalogue will be released in July for the Guggenheim presentation (Worldwide 810993).


Originally scheduled to open on May 24, "The Essential Robert Indiana" at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the first retrospective of the graphic work of the American Pop artist (b. 1928), has been postponed until February 14, 2014. Luckily, we can already see his prints in all their glory in the recently released catalogue of the show (Worldwide 35212).


Founded after the 1989 murder of political activist Safdar Hashmi in Delhi, the Sahmat Collective has been a vital platform for contemporary art in India for more than two decades, organizing street-based mobile shows, cultural sit-ins, performances and conceptual exhibitions. An exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and its accompanying catalogue will examine key projects initiated by the group over the course of its history and assess its impact on contemporary Indian culture (see Worldwide 77847).




Two of Britain's most prestigious institutions have published catalogues exploring the influential early 1970s pop phenomenon of "glam." At Tate Liverpool, the recently closed exhibition "Glam: The Performance of Style" (Worldwide 78000) examined international artistic trends of the period through a presentation of works by such figures as Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol



The Victoria and Albert Museum drew on its own collections to explore the impact of glam rock on fashion, theater and film (see Worldwide 155046). The V&A has also been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie archive, which served as the basis for the first major museum retrospective of the celebrated British musician's career. Titled "David Bowie Is," the show is on view until August 11, and features more than 300 objects, including photographs, film, costumes, ephemera and more (see Worldwide 77596 and 149462).

Artists' Books


The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla is one of only 16 remaining membership libraries in the U.S. and home to an impressive collection of conceptual artists' books. In 2010, the Athenaeum began documenting this collection in a series of booklets, with each volume dedicated to an individual artist. Three volumes are currently available that document artists' books by Ed Ruscha (Worldwide 77864), Ida Applebroog (Worldwide 77876) and Allen Ruppersberg (Worldwide 77886) respectively. Volumes on John Baldessari and Bruce Nauman, will soon be released.


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For over 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries throughout the world. For the past two decades Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.


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